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What difference does National Prison Radio make to prisoners?

The vast majority of prisoners listen to National Prison Radio – 84% tune in by the latest count, with more than a third tuning in every single day.

National Prison Radio provides vital information and discussion in a uniquely-accessible format, helping prisoners understand the impact of crime on themselves, their families, victims, and society as a whole. It provides a platform for those prisoners who can act as a positive influence on their peers, encouraging engagement with interventions that can help to reduce reoffending.

You can read our latest Impact Snapshot here, which details National Prison Radio’s impact, including listening figures and examples of the impact the service is having on the lives of prisoners 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

Listen to some inspirational authors on National Prison Radio

National Prison Radio puts inspirational voices into prison cells across England and Wales – including some big-name authors.

Alan Bennett, Russell Brand, Attica Locke, John Hegley, Miranda Dickinson, Roddy Doyle are some of the writers who have featured on National Prison Radio in recent months, and we’ve made them available for you to hear.

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Vote for Prison Radio

Our friends at Adj Hangot, a ground-breaking prison radio station in Hungary have been nominated for the prestigious Sozial Marie Prize for Social Innovation.

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Listen to prison radio from Trinidad & Tobago

On Christmas Day 2014, inhabitants of Trinidad & Tobago’s capital city, Port of Spain, had a unique opportunity to hear a live radio show broadcast from inside the country’s Maximum Security Prison, in an emotional simulcast.

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Russell Brand on National Prison Radio

Listen to what happened when Russell Brand went in to HMP Thameside in south-east London, to encourage prisoners there to take part in the Six Book Challenge

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PRA Productions nominated for Indie of the Year

PRA Productions, the Prison Radio Association’s audio production arm, has been nominated for the prestigious Indie of the Year award at the Radio Academy’s annual Radio Production Awards – for the SECOND year running.

The awards are contested every year amongst the best radio producers in the country, and competition is always extremely fierce.

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Apply now for our Broadcast Assistant Internship

The Prison Radio Association is looking for a super-organised, bright, enthusiastic, intelligent Broadcast Assistant to work with prisoners in creating ground-breaking programmes for National Prison Radio.

This is a paid internship lasting six months.

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PRA wins at Third Sector Awards!

PRA Productions, the audio production arm of the Prison Radio Association, has won the Enterprise category at the 2014 Third Sector Awards.

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Apply now for our PAID INTERNSHIP!

Want to work for a cutting-edge, multi award-winning radio charity – the Prison Radio Association?

We’re looking for a bright, intelligent individual who is eager to learn about how media is changing lives as part of the charitable and voluntary sector.

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Wanted: Part-Time Finance Director

The Prison Radio Association is looking for a part-time, home-based Finance Director to help us build for the future.

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